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Zen Garden Restaurant

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Lower Kabete Road, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
254 8034466
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 29
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  • 10
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great restaurant

Delicious food, I'd go again. Asian fusion, the eggplant was really good. And the dumplings are pretty amazing

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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San Francisco, CA
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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English first
San Francisco, CA
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Delicious food, I'd go again. Asian fusion, the eggplant was really good. And the dumplings are pretty amazing

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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Visited Zen Garden Restaurant on 8/3/15 - group of 5 people. Service was very, very good. The grounds are breathtaking - beautiful flora. Don't order a lot of food as the servings are pretty large.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This is a high end place but it is a wonderful experience. The décor and ambience is really special- you feel like you are in a Japanese spa. We had sushi - there is a huge variety of basic to creative sushi options. The food is delicious and fresh and extremely well presented. The service is polite friendly, professional and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We had a nice Sunday lunch here. Food was lovely especially the coconut salad. Portions slightly small and it was quite crowded but lovely nonetheless.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Best asian food ever, not just in Kenya. The spicy beef, lettuce wraps and shanghai rice are superb. My wife raves about the Summer Crush cocktail!

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Nairobi, Kenya
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

What a bad experience we had. Portions were small and outrageously expensive!!!!!. Service lacked enthusiasm and promptness. Spoke to the owner, what a rude lady...... She was young and poorly dressed and wasn't willing to heed to any complaints. She dismissed our queries and couldn't be bothered. Worst experience ever. Sad people put their egos before customers. Never again

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shivradia, Owner at Zen Garden Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear diner, We are extremely disappointed and shocked to read about your experience at Zen Garden and we have tried to look into our reports to reach out to you with no luck. Our portion sizes were put together after a considerable amount of research and are within the standards practiced by most restaurants around the world, however, we do... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Has some great service. Also offers Asian food. very good. it's best located, in peaceful environment.

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Mysen, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

On a beautiful Nairobi day our family ate at Zen Garden Restaurant. We left satisfied and very pleased, but one gets the impression this establishment might be truly great in the near future. *Atmosphere* Centrally located, yet secluded in Nairobi the Zen Garden scores points for accessibility. The grounds are well-kept and the restrooms pleasantly clean. This is no Japanese... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Zen is a great choice for Asian food in a lovely setting. Food is always quality, service is good and really nice ambiance.

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Mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I was here in Nairobi for the Oracle Fusion /Cloud conference. Lunch was part of the deal and we ended up tasting some great food from Zen Garden. The overall ambience is fantastic, the food was a Buffet.. I liked the dessert sections, Rice with the baked vegetables was awesome. The soups were also pretty good. overall a nice Brunch... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lower Kabete Road, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: 254 8034466

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business

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